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Foundational Services for Real Estate Companies

Real estate companies stand to benefit from the economy’s growing strength. To do so, however, they must be ready to capitalize on new opportunities, combining sound accounting and financial performance with long-range strategic vision.

DHG Real Estate professionals have been helping developers build asset value and operating income in times of economic expansion and contraction.  We work with a wide range of industry players — real estate owners, developers, partnerships, funds, trusts and property management operations. These clients develop and/or manage a wide range of properties, including:

  • Major shopping centers
  • Single-tenant retail
  • Neighborhood and community strip centers
  • Office and industrial properties
  • Multi-family housing
  • Residential developments

We can monitor your financial performance, provide tax planning and offer strategic guidance on the formation and management of complex capital structures. Our services include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Assurance
  • Transaction Advisory

We customize our resource delivery through one DHG partner. This partner manages your relationship, working closely with your owners, management and board to provide the accountability and responsiveness you need.

Our services come with an up-to-date understanding and awareness of industry trends, so you can plan intelligently, manage risk and capitalize on opportunities while maintaining full regulatory compliance and demonstrating the operating efficiency and cash flow that lenders look for.


  • Audits, reviews and compilations, including those subject to the reporting requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and cost certifications
  • Accounting and Internal controls
  • Internal audit, risk and compliance services
  • Cash flow analysis and forecasts
  • Budgets, forecasts, and projections
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial risk management
  • Contract compliance
  • Employee benefit plan audits


  • Return preparations
  • Entity selection considerations
  • Project analysis
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Partnership taxation consulting
  • Transaction assistance and analysis
  • Passive activity rules
  • Alternative minimum tax (AMT) issues
  • Cost segregation
  • Representation before the IRS


  • Business Valuations
  • Cash flow analysis and forecasts
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Estate planning, including charitable remainder trusts, family limited partnerships, gifting strategies and asset transfers
  • Evaluation of expert reports and expert witness testimony
  • Federal and state tax credit programs
  • Internal Controls
  • Financing
  • Government-Assisted and Government-Insured Property Advisory
  • Historical Tax Credits
  • Like-Kind (1031) Exchanges
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Operational improvement services, including operational manuals, human resources management, compensation programs, operational reviews, internal control reviews and accounting system selection
  • Ownership considerations, including business continuation and transition, formulating exit strategies, employee relationships, business valuations and mergers and acquisitions
  • Personal tax services, including alternative minimum tax considerations, capital gains, installment sales and individual tax return preparation
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Special Partnership Allocation and Distributions

Publications Publications
Financial Incentives for Green Commercial Buildings-...

Going green is typically associated with elevated costs, but federal tax incentives can actually make going green financially appealing for real estate
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Best Practices for Employee Retention
As the current job market gains momentum, especially for construction and real estate companies, you may find that employee retention, especially of your
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PATH Act Real Estate - Individual

Individuals who own real estate have cause to celebrate! The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” that recently passed Congress has
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Rick White is CPA & ESQ Award Finalist
Rick White, a Partner in Dixon Hughes Goodman’s Construction Real Estate Practice, was announced as a finalist for the SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ Award.
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Sections 179D & 45L Green Incentives Retroactively E...
On Feb. 9th 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act was passed, providing a one-year retroactive extension for the Section 179D energy efficient building deduction
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Tax Implications of Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the Act) was passed by Congress and signed by the President on Friday, February 9,2018 extending various tax incentives.
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PATH Act and Expanded Benefits for Real Property - A...

Many people interpret the term déjà vu as referring to an occurrence of the exact same events multiple times and to many this is exactly how the
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Third Quarter A&A Update for Real Estate
This Third Quarter A&A Update includes the latest pronouncements from the FASB, AICPA, SEC and PCAOB that are currently affecting public and private
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Valuation Methods for Real Estate Investors
Market fluctuations constantly threaten the value of existing real estate properties. The market seems to be turning around slowly in many areas but
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Impairment Consideration for Real Estate Investors
One of the most difficult areas of real estate accounting is making a determination regarding whether real estate asset values are overstated, and as a
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Sell-side Due Diligence and Private Equity Services
Sell-side due diligence is a near identical process to buy-side due diligence and is gaining popularity as it provides sellers and buyers with many
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We work with real estate owners, developers, partnerships, funds, trusts and property management operations. These clients develop and/or manage a wide range of properties, including:

  • Major shopping centers
  • Single-tenant retail
  • Neighborhood and community strip centers
  • Office and industrial properties
  • Multi-family housing
  • Residential developments

In addition to our client experience, DHG Real Estate professionals stay involved with national, state and local industry associations. Our involvement keeps us current with industry trends and legislative and regulatory activity, to help ensure that our guidance addresses both your short- and long-term needs.

Our professional certifications and associations include:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
  • National Association of State and Local Equity Funds
  • Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals
  • LEED Accredited Professionals
  • Certified Green Professionals
  • Certified Management Accountants

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Tax Reform Considerations for Private Equity

The sweeping tax reform legislation, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and...
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Georgia Enacts Income Tax Legislation

On March 2, 2018, Governor Deal signed “House Bill 918” (the bill) into law,...
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DHG Partner Liz Gantnier to Serve as AICPA Quarterly...

Charlotte, N.C., March 22, 2018 – Dixon Hughes Goodman, a...
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